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Week 4 Roundup!

Week 4 Roundup!

That’s it! It’s the end of Week 4 and VeganMoFo 2018 has come to an end. How sad is that? I have to say, it’s strange not waking up to a new prompt and seeing what everyone else is making, but I’ve found so many new people to follow that I’m sure I’ll see plenty of great food throughout the year. How about you? Have you enjoyed VeganMoFo this year? Here are some of the highlights of Week 4!

Day 23: Sunday Dinner

@mosolyoga

Hungarian Sunday lunch! These are smoked seitan sticky BBQ ribs – and they look perfect for a Sunday.

@meettheshannons

This is one famous vegan roast – it’s been featured in Country Living magazine! And now it’s gone into my Sunday dinner plans…

@tofumom

Arroz con Gandules – or Puerto Rican Rice with Pigeon Peas – anyone else eagerly awaiting the recipe for this? It looks delicious!

Day 24: Pot Luck Perfection

@vegannotjustgreens

Lots of hotel cooking going on in @vegannotjustgreens VeganMoFo posts – something I’ve learnt a lot about now! This was for a potluck barbecue!

@carrotsrestaurant

Ok, how cool is it that we have a restaurant participating in VeganMoFo? And they make cakes as delicious as this!

Moving Scouse

Ever made sourdough bread? If you need tips, check out this blog post for some great ones. Anyone bringing bread as delicious as this to a potluck is my friend!

Day 25: Birthday Bash

One Raw Bite

What do you want for your birthday? Cake? How about a vegan hummingbird cake? Jennifer has been posting American Cakes this month, and this hummingbird cake – banana and pineapple, with a cream cheese frosting – apparently has a hidden history!

@valerieminne

Or how about brownie cake? You can’t go wrong with chocolate, and the crackly top on this brownie is everything brownie dreams are made of!

@atxvegans

ATX Vegans post vegan food from all around Austin, TX, and the surrounding area. And wouldn’t you like this pizza for your birthday? As someone from a country where we neither have tater tots or tater tot pizza, I’m intrigued.

 

Day 26: Favourite Holiday

@teaandsympatico

On Fridays, Caroline celebrates getting through the week by renaming it…Pieday! This must be my favourite holiday I’ve discovered through VeganMoFo.

@a.panda135

We love Isa here at VeganMoFo HQ, and her Dilly Stew is one of her best recipes! Amanda is thinking of putting this on her Christmas menu…we’ll be round!

@bigtentvegan

Would you just look at this thanksgiving feast! Wow! Hopefully you can draw some inspiration from this – vegan thanksgiving food can be pretty amazing.

Day 27: TV Trays

@bonnie_rabbits

Where would a TV dinner be without pizza? In the Netherlands, you can get vegan pizza at Dominoes – even with a little “I am vegan” sticker on! Perfect for a cosy night.

Plant and Vine

Kerrie shares her recipe for an easy chana masala – complete with wine pairing advice! Can you imagine tucking into this with a glass of wine in front of a good film?

T is for Triathlon

Cindy shared something that will really help a lot of vegans – how to make tofu, from scratch! She’s been posting a lot of how-tos throughout the month, so check them out.

Day 28: Prep-ahead Picnic

Kittens Gone Lentil

“Pretty in pink picnic” was the title of this blog post – and oh wow how pretty! With a reusable sandwich wrap, pink snack bar, pink drink, and pink kindle…yeah, this is pretty great.

@ms.spaetzle

Ms Spaetzle has been doing a pasta themed VeganMoFo, which is absolutely wonderful as you can never have to much pasta. Here is her prep ahead tortellini pasta salad for a picnic!

Green Gourmet Giraffe

Johanna got a public holiday because of the football, which is a fascinating idea, and made vegan chocolate pancakes – accidentally, because chocolate milk was all she had in the house. I say that’s a great accident. With strawberries too – delicious!

 

Day 29: Brunch & Munch

Plumes World

Today was brunch day, and of course a fry up was on the cards! Hash browns, beans, sausages, and veg – this looks like a great way to start the day!

@vegfullife

How lovely and tasty does this look? “No huevos rancheros” – tofu scramble, cheese sauce, salsa, corn tortillas, and refried beans, a delicious brunch!

 

Day 30: Kitchen Tour

My Apologies for the Novel

Is anyone else jealous of Julie’s dining corner? How cosy does it look! Click through to her blog to see the rest of the photos of her lovely kitchen.

My Cat Loves Daiya

So, I had no choice but to feature the kitchen that comes with a cupboard for the cat! And look at that judgmental gaze! Who better than kitty chef to tell you how to cook?

@twohappyrabbits

The Two Happy Rabbits are off on a nine month long road trip, so showed us their camper van kitchen! I’m always in awe of what they can cook with such a limited space. Check out their post for a detailed list of what they take.

And finally – our very own Herbivore’s Heaven has been cooking through recipes from this year’s VeganMoFo! Check out her blog post here. And don’t forget – if you make a recipe you found through VeganMoFo, let us know!

Herbivore Giveaway

Herbivore Giveaway

We’re nearly done with VeganMoFo this year – I hope you’ve made, and seen (and bookmarked) some delicious food! But don’t think we’re done with giveaways yet!

We’ve teamed up with the Herbivore Clothing Company  to send one winner an amazing gift pack with the “Eat Like You Give a Damn! cookbook, a caramel candy bar, and a special sticker and patch pack – a prize worth $40!

To be in with a chance of winning, check out Herbivore’s website and shop and tell us:

What’s your favourite product sold by Herbivore?

Competition is open to registered VeganMoFo 2018 participants with a US postal address. Closes Midnight PDT.

Dandies Marshmallows Giveaway!

Dandies Marshmallows Giveaway!

Who here likes marshmallows? Hands up! Yeah, that’s a lot of hands! Well, you’re in luck, as we’ve teamed up with Dandies Marshmallows, the all vegan marshmallow company, to give two winners a coupon for some free marshmallows!

 

To enter this competition, simply tell us what’s your favorite way to eat marshmallows?

Competition is open to registered VeganMoFo participants with a US postal address. Closes Midnight PDT.

Hurraw! Balms Giveaway

Hurraw! Balms Giveaway

Hello everyone! We are into week 3 of VeganMoFo 2018, and it’s time for another giveaway.

We’ve teamed up with Hurraw! Balm to give a lucky winner a pack of lip balms. Perfect for the up and coming winter months to keep your lips feeling lovely!

Hurraw balms come in a huge variety of flavors – from Root Beer to Licorice, and everything inbetween, and so for this giveaway we’re asking you:

If you were to create your own flavor lip balm, what would you make it?

Comment your answer here or on our instagram post!

This giveaway is open to registered VeganMoFo participants in the USA only. It will close at Midnight Pacific Daylight Time.

VeganMoFo 2018 OPML File

VeganMoFo 2018 OPML File

This year, we’re trying to give you as many options as possible to follow VeganMoFo. As well as the RSS page, and the instagram feed linked to in our Blogroll Page, we’ve also put together an OPML file for you to download.

What this means is that you can import this year’s blogs into a blog reader – such as Feedly, and follow our blogs on there! Below, you’ll find the file itself, and a small tutorial on how to import this file into Feedly. You will need to create an account on Feedly in order to use that site!

Download the VeganMoFo 2018 OPML File Here.

  1. First, download the above file, and save it somewhere you’ll be able to find it later. Change its name, or leave it as it is, it doesn’t matter, so long as you remember what it’s called.
  2. Next, open up your Feedly and log in.
  3. Click on your account picture in the top right corner to bring up a menu

4. Next, click on the option to “organize sources”.

5. Then, click the button that says “Import OPML”

6. You’ll be taken to a page where you can upload the file you downloaded earlier. Do this, and it will import all the web blogs that are participating in this year’s VeganMoFo!

 

If you have any problems with this file, do let us know – but we’re hoping it all works. Enjoy your VeganMoFo!

Pulsin Brownie Giveaway

Pulsin Brownie Giveaway

With less than a month to go until VeganMoFo 2018, we’re pleased to announce this year’s first giveaway!

We’re teaming up with Pulsin to give three lucky participants the opportunity to win a mixed box of six raw chocolate brownies. Based from Gloucestershire in the UK, you may have seen their bars in stores across the country – but never fear if not, you now have a chance to try them!

All their brownies are vegan, and also suitable for those following gluten free and soya free diets – and all very delicious! Coming in Salted Caramel, Super Berry, Almond & Raisin, Peanut Chocolate Chip, and Maca Bliss flavours you won’t get bored.

To be in with a chance of winning, you just need to do two things:

  1. Sign up for VeganMoFo 2018 by 24th August – If you haven’t already done so, the form is right here! If you’ve already signed up, then you’re already in with a chance!
  2. Make your first VeganMoFo 2018 post on your registered social media account of blog on Saturday 1st September – just make sure to use the account you signed up with, and you’ll be good to go!

And it’s that simple! There will be three winners, one from the UK, one from the Rest of the World, and one from anywhere. They will be picked randomly from the participants and will be announced on Monday 3rd September.

If you want a taste sooner, you can order from the vegan section of their online store!

VeganMoFo 2018 Sign-Ups!

VeganMoFo 2018 Sign-Ups!

Are you ready for VeganMoFo 2018? Have a look at the prompts and begin thinking of what you’re going to share.

 

In the meantime: Sign ups are open! Click here to participate. Your deadline is August 24th 2017. If you want to be included in round-ups and blog-rolls, you need to be officially registered, so make sure you don’t miss out.  Just like last year, you can sign up with your blog, Instagram, or any social media you like!

 

VeganMoFo 2018 Themes & Prompts!

VeganMoFo 2018 Themes & Prompts!

VeganMoFo 2018 is coming this September! We’re excited to get it underway, and hope you are too.

As in the last few years, we’ve created a list of weekly themes and daily prompts to inspire you – however the main goal is to post as much vegan food throughout the month as you can, and you’re welcome to create your own theme or even go freestyle! So the options you have are:

1) Weekly themes (which are listed below!). You can interpret these themes whichever way you like, and use them to inspire your posts!

2) Daily prompts (which are also listed below). These tie in with the weekly themes, but give you more specific ideas to follow. You can use all of them, or just a few!

3) Choose your own theme. You don’t need to follow any of our themes if you don’t want to – come up with your own and use that instead! So long as it’s vegan, everything goes.

4) A mixture of them all  Feel free to use the themes as a loose guideline, or choose ones you like the look of and create your own inspiration for the other days!

You can also participate on whichever platform you like – blog, Twitter, Instagram or Facebook, all participation is encouraged, just follow the #veganmofo18 hashtag.

We’ll have more info on sign-ups for you soon, but in the meantime here are the prompts:

 

Saturday 1st: Introduce you! –  Tell us a bit about you, your veganism, and what you like to cook and eat!

Week 1 – Inspiration Week! (Sunday 2nd to Saturday 8th)- This week is all about using different things as your inspiration for great food

Sunday 2nd: Emoji Inspired – Take an emoji and make food inspired by it! Go simple, and eat an avocado, or go all out and make one inspired by a funny face

3rd: Leader of a country, place, or group – whether you’re inspired by an ancient king, or your school headteacher, what food can you make inspired by them?

4th: Artist inspired – Art comes in many forms – how can you use it to inspire you?

5th: Inspiring cookbooks – Do you have a cookbook that’s inspired your vegan cookery? Share some food you love from it!

6th: The Anti-Vegan – we’ve all heard the statements. “But protein!”, “I could never give up bacon”, and so many more. Make a meal to counter these!

7th: Colour – In past years, we’ve had red themes, and green themes, but this year you get to pick your own colour! Use it to inspire a meal.

8th: Your own flops – Have you ever made a recipe or an idea, and it didn’t turn out so well? Use this as an inspiration to improve on it, and show us how it turned out.

Week 2: Dietary & Lifestyle Restrictions (Sunday 9th to Saturday 15th) – We love eating all the vegan food we can, but it’s good to learn how to cook for those who may have allergies or intolerances –  and challenge ourselves in the process.

Sunday 9th: Creamy without Nuts – A lot of vegan “cream” has cashews in, which is no good if you’re catering for a nut allergy. Can you make a creamy dish without nuts?

10th: Baking without Gluten – If you were to bake for a friend with a gluten allergy, what would you make? Challenge yourself to bake something without using gluten!

11th: Dessert without added Sugar – Whilst we love the sugary, chocolatey rich desserts as much as the next person, some people have to lower their sugar intake for a variety of reasons. What could you make for them?

12th: Spicy without Chillies – If you couldn’t eat chillies, how would you spice your food? Can you make a curry taste good without the addition of peppers?

13th: Snacks without the Packaging – For the environment’s sake, it’s good to cut down on all the plastic packaging. Show us some snacks that don’t come trussed in lots of plastic!

14th: Low salt, full flavour – Whilst salt isn’t the evil it was once proclaimed to be, some have to cut down on it. Can you show us something savoury without the salt?

15th: Free From Day – What other dietary restrictions have you come across? Have a friend who can’t eat nightshades? Someone on the low-FODMAP diet? Show us what you make.

Week 3: Budget Week (Sunday 16th to Saturday 22nd) – This week, we’re going to prove once and for all that veganism is affordable!

Sunday 16th: Pantry Meal – Don’t go out and buy anything fresh for this meal, cook something just using the contents of your storecupboards!

17th: Super Cheap Sweets – Being on a budget doesn’t mean not having dessert. Make us something sweet, but cheap.

18th: Leftovers, day 1 – Today, make a meal with the intention of using the leftovers for something else…

19th: Leftovers, day 2 – …and now, show us how to use those leftovers!

20th: Four for $4 (or £, or €) – Can you make a meal that serves four people for less than four dollars (or your equivalent currency!) Show us how.

21st: Scratch and Dent – Have you had any good finds in the clearance section? Perhaps you bought “imperfect” produce and it turned out pretty great. Make a meal inspired by something you found reduced.

22nd: Fancy but Frugal – You don’t need to spend a fortune to impress!

Week 4: Occasions Week (Sunday 23rd to Saturday 29th)- We love a good celebration! This week focuses on those special occasions in your life.

Sunday 23rd: Sunday Dinner – Did you ever have a “Sunday Dinner” tradition? Make a vegan version.

24th: Pot Luck Perfection – What would you bring to a pot luck?

25th: Birthday Bash – Would you rather others make food for you on your birthday? Or do you like to do it yourself? And what would you like?

26th: Favourite Holiday – What’s your favourite holiday ever? What do you like to make for it?

27th: TV Trays – A sit-down meal might be nice, but sometimes getting cosy with food and netflix is also needed. What’s your TV dinner?

28th: Prep ahead Picnic – If you’re going for a picnic or a roadtrip, what do you pack? What do you make?

29th: Brunch & Munch – Because brunch is so awesome, show us your brunch meals!

and finally…

Sunday 30th: Kitchen TourNow the month is concluding, show us where the magic has been happening!

July & August MiniMoFo

July & August MiniMoFo

Once again we’re combining two months into one MiniMoFo! The full VeganMoFo is coming in September, so this gives you time to plan that as well as taking part in MiniMoFo. On that note – stay tuned for more VeganMoFo announcements coming soon!

The latest MiniMoFo taps into your sweet tooth…we’re looking for Desserts. Do you like your desserts sugary sweet? Or more palate cleansingly refreshing? Would you rather cake, or ice cream? Or both? Have you eaten an amazing dessert at a restaurant? Or did you make one yourself? There are a million questions and you can answer them in the hashtag #MiniMoFo. Check back before the official VeganMoFo month for a roundup!

Because of the VeganMoFo starting in September, this MiniMoFo will finish on August 24th. This gives you (and us!) extra time to prep for the foodiest month of the year!

As always, everyone can participate in MiniMoFo, and newcomers are always welcome to join in – the only rule is to keep it vegan! Use the hashtag #MiniMoFo on social media, and link to your blog post in the comments below so that we can come and see what you’ve been cooking and feature you in our roundup post at the end of the two month.

May & June MiniMoFo Roundup!

May & June MiniMoFo Roundup!

It’s been a while, hasn’t it? It’s been good to have some extra time to share food for this latest MiniMoFo – after all, the more food you share, the better! Here are some of the goodies you’ve shown us this time.

Just Bloggs

Lets start with this really fancy spinach and walnut tart. How good does it look – like a sunflower! I know I’d end up in a tangle of pastry if I made it, so I’d be happy to be the friend it’s shared with!

Living the Dream

Jen had a potluck with the Florida Keys vegan community and went all out for it – making special gluten free food seeing as one of the organisers has Celiac, read her blog and watch the video to find out all about it!

@crumbs.and.caramel

Who can say no to brownies? Sharing these “Ultimate Brownies” with your friends would be sure to make you a favourite. These are described as perfect for both the cake and fudge brownie lovers, which sounds pretty magical!

Downright Vegan

These are blueberry and lemon muffins, which sound like a brilliant combination. They take just thirty minutes from start to finish, which means you can go from zero to muffin in a super short time, perfect for last minute muffin emergencies!

@bonnie_rabbits

First off, how adorable is bonnie_rabbits instagram name?! She went to a vegan festival in Rotterdam with her friends, and had “Nacho Party” nachos – umm, yes please!

@yixzyy

Emma made “pizza sticks” full of gooey vegan cheese to share! Pizza is always a great food to share with friends, and in breadstick form is even easier.

@veg_domesticgoddess

Kira went out to a restaurant with her friends, and had some lovely looking food – including buffalo vegan meat, mac and cheese, and more!

@mosolyoga

This incredible looking brunch, coupled with the beautiful dedication to her husband, makes this meal all the better. Featuring everything from scrambled tofu, to a virgin pina colada, to peanut butter cupcakes…who is up for brunch?

@cookiesnstyle

A great way to share food is to hold a barbecue! Check out the other posts on Cookies & Style’s feed for more gorgeous shots of BBQ food, great if you’re enjoying some summer weather at the moment!

@hcmerenda

Ever tried Ethiopian food? It is great for vegans! And perfect to share with friends too. How good does this look?

@ambereatsveg

Amber always shares wonderful food with us, and this is no exception. Look at the flowers! Have you ever seen such pretty sushi? She had a date night with her son, which sounds great to me.

@vegan.raptor

When your friends are Cyclops and Wolverine, can you get them to share food? Vegan Raptor can, with this acai bowl!

 

Thank you to everyone who took part, stay tuned for the next MiniMoFo!